Homework assistance for those most in need
According to UNICEF, poverty in the Philippines is the biggest barrier to education for all children. For hungry, frightened families living in informal settlements, school is hardly a priority.
Government schools are generally free, but those who cannot afford the uniforms and school materials and go to school hungry quickly lose out.
An empty stomach doesn’t like to learn!
Due to the Corona crisis and more than a year without attendance school, this situation has again drastically worsened. Now it is enormously important that these children reconnect with the school system.
We can thus provide them with a permanent way out of the vicious circle of poverty and exploitation – in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Goal 4 – Inclusive, equitable and quality education.
The project helps children from precarious backgrounds to attend school. They receive a meal every day so that they can concentrate on their lessons. Learning assistants support the children with their homework or problems.
As a result, the children’s school performance will improve, absenteeism will decrease, and more students will graduate from school.
Improved educational opportunities and career prospects for poor children increase social mobility and create greater educational equity.
This project is part of our long-term strategy in the Philippines:
For several years now, we have been supporting a school built in the middle of the jungle for children from the Aeta tribe. We are also already supporting some children in Malaybalay, Mindanao to attend school.
If we can find more funding support, we can scale the project even larger and thus continue the project in the long term.